Job: PhD Graduate Research Assistant

Title PhD Graduate Research Assistant
Agency, Location U.S. Geological Survey, Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Unit, Cookeville, TN
Categories PhD
Job # 13442
Salary $22,000/year

Work with historical data to evaluate how stocking has influenced Tennessee Reservoir fisheries.  Work with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) partners to develop experiments that improve hatchery efficiency and enhance fisheries.  Incorporate genetics expertise with population dynamics models to simulate expected outcomes of alternative management strategies. Support a team-based collegial environment and the Tennessee Cooperative Research Unit.


Required – a Master’s Degree (MS) in fisheries ecology, aquatic sciences, or related field.  A quantitative background in statistics.  Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.  Preferred – experience with genetic techniques and genetics data. Knowledge of fisheries management, aquatic sampling techniques, and experimental design.

Ad Closing Date: The position is open until filled.  Preferably, fall 2019 but negotiable


Dr. Mark Rogers, [email protected]; Please submit a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and contacts for three references